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Joel Embiid, Mike Scott dealing with sprained ankles

NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers have a pair of injuries to deal with after their first game with the rival Celtics according to Serena Winters of NBCS Philly and Kyle Neubeck of The PhillyVoice. Philadelphia may have beaten Boston but not without sustaining some (hopefully) minor casualties. Joel Embiid has a right ankle sprain and Mike Scott sprained the left one. It was noteworthy when the Sixers, protecting a double digit lead on Wednesday called reserve center Kyle O’Quinn’s number. O’Quinn more than delivered, knocking down a huge triple and finishing down low over two defenders. He helped the Sixers keep Embiid on the bench. It makes more sense now why coach Brett Brown turned to the former Knick and Pacer.

Embiid had a rough evening physically. Taking a massive hit to the face from a Jaylen Brown elbow, he also received sutures for his lip laceration per Winters.

Both Embiid and Scott, their stretch four and fan favorite, are listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit. Being questionable might be a good sign that these are not the “high ankle” variety of sprains, which may have led to both players being ruled out immediately, given the lengthier recovery period for that type of injury.

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